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Translated by Alexander O. Smith

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In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn’t that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn’t work, but one of the girls–Tuan Kirie–grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet…from itself.

notes: Winner of the 2009 Seiun Award and the 2009 Japan SF Award.
subjects: Nanotechnology
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781421536439
OCLC number: 491954121
publisher: Haikasoru
publication place: San Francisco
japanese publication date: 2008
english publication date: 2010
document type: Book
description: 252 p. ; 21 cm.